Chinese Rubbings Collection

Hua diao shi: Di san ku ping qi lan jian hua diao shi

Creator/Contributor:
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Creation Date:
1923-1925
Description:
Rubbing from floral decorative motif, probably lotus in a circle. Motif is from cross sections of border framework for grid patterns used on ceiling. From: Gongxian Cave 3. from cross section between grids on "Ping qi" (grid ceiling).
Extent:
21 x 28 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Buddhism
cave temples
floral patterns
lotuses
cross sections
circular (shape)
ceilings
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Northern Wei
Materials/Techniques:
paper
ink
relief
Notes:
Citation/references: Gong Xian shi ku si (Zhongguo shi ku, v.2), 1989. pl. 138; fig. 26, p. 260.
General note: Gongxian cave temples: a set of 5 Buddhist grottoes (dated between 517-539), located 8 kms north of Gongxian (midway between Luoyang and Zhengzhou), Henan province.
Historical: Cave 3 date: 2nd yr. of Xiping - 4th yr. of Xiaochang, Northern Wei (517-528).
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork282096/urn-3:FHCL:514105/catalog
Record ID:
W282096_urn-3:FHCL:514105